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Record match point saved in volleyball with rally point system?

What is the record of saved match points in a volleyball match now that the rule is the rally poin system? I mean that the team who saved match points finally wins the match
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Highest median score of a full innings

What is the highest median individual score of a full innings (where the whole team has batted) in cricket? i.e. for a given innings the median score is the middle score if all scores are placed in ...
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Cricket: Highest lowest score of a full innings

What is the highest lowest individual score of a full innings in cricket? i.e. for a given full innings (where the team is 'all out') one player will have the lowest individual score of the team. What ...
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Who are the football players that have scored in every minute of a football match?

Who are the footballers that have scored at least one goal in each minute from the first to 90th?
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What is the record for greatest number of athletes with the same finish time in one event?

On Sunday 10 July 2016 at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, three athletes in the men's 5000m final finished with exactly the same time of 13:40:85 (a fourth arrived only a hundredth ...
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The longest super tie break?

What is the longest super tie break (10 points final set) in tennis history in official ATP and WTA matches?
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 300 goals in top flight domestic league, combined for all the teams that they have played. Related questions: Players with 300 or more goals for a single team ...
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Player who score 200 in t20 games?

Does anyone know the name of player who score 200 in single t20 game?
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Soccer players with over 100 international goals (IFFHS definition)

Who are the soccer players with the most international goals? The international goal definition used is the one from IFFHS (international goals in national team + international goals in club) and not ...
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Who is the soccer player who won the most official international titles?

Who is the soccer player who won more international titles? So far the one I've found with more titles is Cafu with 18 titles, but I don't know if there is someone else. Only counting official titles ...
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP World Tour tournament

I was trying to find the information about youngest player with ATP World Tour title. I found on Wikipedia that Michael Chang is the youngest player to win Grand Slam title. Wikipedia also has list ...
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Players with 400 or more goals for a single team in all competitions (European clubs)

Having already started a discussion for the players that has 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league for an European club let's distinguish a question for players with more than 400 goals in ...
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Which soccer players have more goals than games at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak for a nation

Asking this question I was thinking about the longest gold medal streak for a nation in a speciality. So it mean both summer and winter Olympic games and also for team or individual speciality. For ...
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Players with 400 or more goals in all club competitions (European clubs)

Who are the players that has more than 400 goals in all club competitions, combined for all the teams that they have played. Excluding friendly matches. Related questions: Players with 300 or more ...
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What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game?

What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game? Although it sounds simple, I couldn't find this stat in the internet.
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Three two-run homers in the span of six batters

On June 2 2016 the SF Giants did this against the Atlanta Braves. The 5th innings for SF started as follows: AARON BLAIR PITCHING FOR ATLANTA Blanco walked. 0 0 Bumgarner homered to left center (...
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Which climbers have successfully scaled a wall with 15C difficulty?

I have been going through Alex Harrold's podcast in the Tim Ferris show, and there he says that there are only two climbers in the world who have successfully climbed a 15C difficulty wall. Were ...
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What longstanding NCAA Division 1 schools have never won a championship in any team sport?

Kansas State has never won a team title in any NCAA sport, either men's or women's. Are there any other teams that have been in NCAA Division I since at least 1973 (when the current three-division ...
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Who was the youngest player to win an ATP challenger tournament?

Who was the youngest ever player to win a tournament on ATP Challenger Tour? We had similar question about ATP World Tour. I thought that knowing answer to a similar question about challengers might ...
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Who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game?

I would like to know who was the youngest player to play in an NHL game. It would be also interesting to know also some related records (youngest goalscorer, youngest player with an assists, similar ...
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Players with 300 or more goals for a single team in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

When Messi passed 300 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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In a major tennis tournament match, what was the largest difference in points won and lost where the winner lost more points?

In a Major (a.k.a. "Grand Slam") tennis tournament, what is the largest difference in total points won versus total points lost in a match where the winner of the match won fewer total points than the ...
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What is the record for the most family members competing in the same Olympic Games?

Lily, Liina and Leila Luik are sisters from Estonia who could be the first set of identical triplets to compete in the Olympics Has it ever happened in the Olympic history that 3 members of the same ...
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What is the greatest number of yellow cards a team has got without a red card?

In the Chelsea vs Spurs Premier League match on 2nd May 2016, Spurs received 9 yellow cards but without getting a red card. What's the greatest number of yellow cards a professional team has ever ...
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Have two generations of one family ever won a medal at the same Olympics?

Nino Salukvadze and her son Tsotne Machavariani have both qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic games. Has it ever happened in the past that two generations of the same family have won a medal in the same ...
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What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches?

On October 16, 2012, Sweden came back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Germany in a World Cup qualifier. Purely in terms of goals, is this the record for the biggest comeback in a competitive ...
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What is the MLB record for the most errors by a single player on a single play?

What is the MLB record for most errors committed by a single player on a single play? I wondered about this today, when Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was charged with two errors on the same play ...
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Whose record did the Chicago Bulls team of 1995-96 break?

The Chicago Bulls broke the NBA record for most victories in a season during the 1995-96 season. The question is, whose record did they break?
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Which nation has the most men's wins in a single Alpine Skiing World Cup season?

When looking at the men's winners in the 2016 Alpine Skiing World Cup, there are 17 wins for Norwegian skiers. Is this already a record for most wins for a nation, or the skiers from another country ...
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How is Bavuma the first black South African cricketer to make a test century?

I may be missing something but it's all over the news. I don't understand because JP Duminy has scored 4 test centuries. Is there something here I'm missing ?
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Does Vatican participate in any International sports?

Does Vatican participate or ever participated in any international sports as a country ? If participated I would like to know the details of some recent events.
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What world records have been broken by an athlete with a disability?

I wonder which world records have been broken by an athlete with a disability, put aside sports where non-disable athletes do not compete. For example, the record furthest accurate distance – men’s ...
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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in extra-...
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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match ...
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Indoor / outdoor track and field different records?

Why there are different records from indoor / outdoor performances? I mean maybe distances 200m and 400m has different tracks (with different lengths of curves and straights) but why there are two ...
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Why is the marathon World Record not 2:03:02?

Why exactly is Geoffrey Mutai's 2:03:02 in Boston (2011) not the marathon World Record?
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Which player was named the first star in most NHL matches?

After a match in NHL (both in regular season and in Stanley Cup) three players are named three stars of the game. See also: Hockey Players Introduced After a Game What is the record for number of ...
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How many times in EPL did a title deciding final game of the season take place between two title chasing teams?

Referring only to the Premier League era (since 1992), how many times did it occur that two title challengers faced each other in the last game of the season to decide the fate of the trophy (i.e. ...
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0:0 score in basketball

0:0 is quite common score in football (soccer), it also happens in other sports. Is it possible in basketball? In other words does it ever happen in official game? If not what was the closest result?
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Highest point deficit overcome in EPL to win the league?

Which team in EPL history has overcome the highest point deficit(at equal or more games played than teams at 1st position) to win the league (and what was the deficit)? The deficit could be at any ...
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What is the NFL record for most receivers with a catch in a single game on the one team?

The Saints are up to ten unique receivers with at least one catch in tonight's game against the Ravens, and I can find a reference to the Packers having a franchise record of 12 that's been reached ...
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Has a pitcher ever struck out nine consecutive batters in MLB?

Has any pitcher in a competitive Major League Baseball game ever struck out nine consecutive batters (in other words, the whole side)? Has anyone ever done this from first pitch, striking out the ...
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What is a record for a football player in converting consecutive penalties in official matches?

Various sources mentioned that Mario Balotelli recently missed a penalty for the first time in his career (in a professional match). For example here: Balotelli has never failed to convert any of ...
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The longest Olympic winning streak?

Which was the longest winning streak in Olympics in the same specialty?
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How many teams in football history won treble?

Treble in one season means winning the three main titles of the season: European Championship league League championship National cup title How many teams in the history of football won treble?
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Has a “lucky loser” ever won an ATP or WTA tournament?

This question made me wonder if a "lucky loser" has ever won a big tournament (ATP, WTA etc.)? If it has happened, is there some kind of overview of all the players that did so?
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Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics?

Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics ? This type of records will help in knowing who is a better bowler, in a bad team of fielders or wicketkeepers. Eg : Consider ...
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Most home runs in first n games of the season

Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers has now hit 5 home runs in the first 3 games of the 2015 season. Is this a major league record for most home runs in the first 3 games of a season? In ...
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Maximum match point saved in a tennis match?

What is the record of saved match points in a ATP/WTA tennis match? And what about limited at grand slam matches? I mean that player who saved match points finally wins the game